Social Sciences

The City Of The Dead: Colma, California

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Land in San Francisco is insanely expensive—too expensive for something as mundane as a cemetery. That's why San Francisco's cemetery associations founded a town devoted to burying the dead. Learn about it in the video below.

The City Of The Dead: Colma, California

Find out about the city where the dead outnumber the living 1,000 to 1.

Jerusalem's Underground City Of The Dead

It's 3,000 years old and contains 150,000 bodies.

What Happens If A Cemetery Goes Out Of Business?

It happened in San Francisco. Hear the stories of cemeteries that have gone under.

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